Presenting SAPUSS: solving aerosol problem by using synergistic strategies in Barcelona, Spain

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dc.contributor.author Dall'Osto, M.
dc.contributor.author Querol, X.
dc.contributor.author Alastuey, A.
dc.contributor.author Minguillon, M. C.
dc.contributor.author Alier, M.
dc.contributor.author Amato, F.
dc.contributor.author Brines, M.
dc.contributor.author Cusack, M.
dc.contributor.author Grimalt, J. O.
dc.contributor.author Karanasiou, A.
dc.contributor.author Moreno, T.
dc.contributor.author Pandolfi, M.
dc.contributor.author Pey, J.
dc.contributor.author Reche, C.
dc.contributor.author Ripoll, A.
dc.contributor.author Tauler, R.
dc.contributor.author Van Drooge, B. L.
dc.contributor.author Viana, M.
dc.contributor.author Harrison, Roy M.
dc.contributor.author Gietl, J.
dc.contributor.author Beddows, D.
dc.contributor.author Bloss, W.
dc.contributor.author O'Dowd, Colin D.
dc.contributor.author Ceburnis, D.
dc.contributor.author Martucci, G.
dc.contributor.author Ng, N. L.
dc.contributor.author Worsnop, D.
dc.contributor.author Wenger, John C.
dc.contributor.author McGillicuddy, Eoin
dc.contributor.author Sodeau, John R.
dc.contributor.author Healy, Robert M.
dc.contributor.author Lucarelli, F.
dc.contributor.author Nava, S.
dc.contributor.author Jimenez, J. L.
dc.contributor.author Gomez Moreno, F.
dc.contributor.author Artinano, B.
dc.contributor.author Prévôt, A. S. H.
dc.contributor.author Pfaffenberger, L.
dc.contributor.author Frey, S.
dc.contributor.author Wilsenack, F.
dc.contributor.author Casabona, D.
dc.contributor.author Jimenez-Guerrero, P.
dc.contributor.author Gross, D.
dc.contributor.author Cots, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-28T14:42:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-28T14:42:37Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-09
dc.identifier.citation Dall'Osto, M., Querol, X., Alastuey, A., Minguillon, M. C., Alier, M., Amato, F., Brines, M., Cusack, M., Grimalt, J. O., Karanasiou, A., Moreno, T., Pandolfi, M., Pey, J., Reche, C., Ripoll, A., Tauler, R., Van Drooge, B. L., Viana, M., Harrison, R. M., Gietl, J., Beddows, D., Bloss, W., O'Dowd, C., Ceburnis, D., Martucci, G., Ng, N. L., Worsnop, D., Wenger, J., Mc Gillicuddy, E., Sodeau, J., Healy, R., Lucarelli, F., Nava, S., Jimenez, J. L., Gomez Moreno, F., Artinano, B., Prévôt, A. S. H., Pfaffenberger, L., Frey, S., Wilsenack, F., Casabona, D., Jiménez-Guerrero, P., Gross, D., and Cots, N. (2013) ‘Presenting SAPUSS: solving aerosol problem by using synergistic strategies in Barcelona, Spain’, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, pp. 8991-9019. doi:10.5194/acp-13-8991-2013 en
dc.identifier.volume 13 en
dc.identifier.startpage 8991 en
dc.identifier.endpage 9019 en
dc.identifier.issn 1680-7316
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2948
dc.identifier.doi 10.5194/acp-13-8991-2013
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the summary of the key objectives, instrumentation and logistic details, goals, and initial scientific findings of the European Marie Curie Action SAPUSS project carried out in the western Mediterranean Basin (WMB) during September-October in autumn 2010. The key SAPUSS objective is to deduce aerosol source characteristics and to understand the atmospheric processes responsible for their generations and transformations - both horizontally and vertically in the Mediterranean urban environment. In order to achieve so, the unique approach of SAPUSS is the concurrent measurements of aerosols with multiple techniques occurring simultaneously in six monitoring sites around the city of Barcelona (NE Spain): a main road traffic site, two urban background sites, a regional background site and two urban tower sites (150 m and 545 m above sea level, 150 m and 80 m above ground, respectively). SAPUSS allows us to advance our knowledge sensibly of the atmospheric chemistry and physics of the urban Mediterranean environment. This is well achieved only because of both the three dimensional spatial scale and the high sampling time resolution used. During SAPUSS different meteorological regimes were encountered, including warm Saharan, cold Atlantic, wet European and stagnant regional ones. The different meteorology of such regimes is herein described. Additionally, we report the trends of the parameters regulated by air quality purposes (both gaseous and aerosol mass concentrations); and we also compare the six monitoring sites. High levels of traffic-related gaseous pollutants were measured at the urban ground level monitoring sites, whereas layers of tropospheric ozone were recorded at tower levels. Particularly, tower level night-time average ozone concentrations (80 +/- 25 mu g m(-3)) were up to double compared to ground level ones. The examination of the vertical profiles clearly shows the predominant influence of NOx on ozone concentrations, and a source of ozone aloft. Analysis of the particulate matter (PM) mass concentrations shows an enhancement of coarse particles (PM2.5-10) at the urban ground level (+64 %, average 11.7 mu g m(-3)) but of fine ones (PM1) at urban tower level (+28 %, average 14.4 mu g m(-3)). These results show complex dynamics of the size-resolved PM mass at both horizontal and vertical levels of the study area. Preliminary modelling findings reveal an underestimation of the fine accumulation aerosols. In summary, this paper lays the foundation of SAPUSS, an integrated study of relevance to many other similar urban Mediterranean coastal environment sites. en
dc.description.sponsorship European Commission (FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF Project Number 254773; Marie Curie Actions - Intra European Fellowships: SAPUSS - Solving Aerosol Problems Using Synergistic Strategies; JAE-Doc CSIC programme); Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain (Plan Nacional de I+D CGL2010-19464 (VAMOS) and CSD2007-00067 (GRACCIE)) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) en
dc.rights © 2013, the Authors. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en
dc.subject Particulate matter concentrations en
dc.subject Air quality en
dc.subject Mediterranean Basin en
dc.subject Mass spectrometer en
dc.subject High resolution en
dc.subject Chemical characterization en
dc.subject Atmospheric chemistry en
dc.subject Elemental carbon en
dc.subject Cluster analysis en
dc.subject Modeling system en
dc.title Presenting SAPUSS: solving aerosol problem by using synergistic strategies in Barcelona, Spain en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Robert Healy, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: robert.healy@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2014-06-06T14:19:52Z
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dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.contributor.funder Dirección General de Calidad y Evaluación Ambiental, Spain es
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain es
dc.contributor.funder Generalitat de Catalunya es
dc.contributor.funder Departament de Medi Ambient de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain es
dc.contributor.funder Diputació de Barcelona, Spain es
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress robert.healy@ucc.ie en


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